Arya is a 2004 Indian Telugu-language romantic action film written and directed by newcomer Sukumar. Produced by Dil Raju under the banner of Sri Venkateswara Creations, the film stars Allu Arjun, Anu Mehta, and Siva Balaji.
The music is composed by Devi Sri Prasad and the cinematography is in charge of R. Rathnavelu. The plot revolves around Aarya, an outgoing and free-spirited boy who falls in love with Geetha, an introverted girl who is in the shield of someone else, Ajay.
Released on May 7, 2004, the film received a positive response and was a commercial success, grossing ₹ 30 crore worldwide.
It was remade in Bengali as Badha with Shakib Khan and Purnima, in Odia as Pagala Premi with Sabyasachi Mishra and Arpita Pal, in Sinhalese as Adaraye Namayen with Roshan Ranawana and Kishani Alanki and in Tamil as Kutty with Dhanush and Shriya Saran. A spiritual sequel titled Arya 2 was released in 2009.